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5050 Academy Ln, Bessemer, AL 35022
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Okay place for dinner

Typical Applebee's - got there during their "happy hour" time period. Dinner was okay. Service was good.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Sue A
New Orleans, United States
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New Orleans, United States
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Typical Applebee's - got there during their "happy hour" time period. Dinner was okay. Service was good.

1 Thank Sue A
Huntsville, Alabama
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77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 361 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

It was Saturday night, so Applebee's was turned into a Sports Bar with Loud Music. The food was good but it was too dark to read the menu well. The service was average for a busy time. There are better restaurants in this neighborhood.

3 Thank Lynn30620
Chino, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Went there with two business friends, and I have to say its a nice place to eat with friends or on a date, the foods great service is courteus and, the restaurant looks good clean, some of the employees are too friendly, and some a bit rude but the environment and food is worth visiting at least once,I think it's... More 

Thank Erik R
Grand Prairie, Texas
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156 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I have been an avid supporter of Applebee's for many, many years. It seems as the years go by some of them are slowly giving up good service, shrinking the size of the appetizers and entrees, and service is slow or almost inattentive. All of this applied to this Applebee's. We arrived for dinner and were seated. After waiting about... More 

1 Thank Steve P
Stockbridge, GA
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Date of visit - July 24, 2015. I usually have bad luck with Applebee's restaurants, but the group consensus was to eat here, so I went along for the ride. Our server, Matt provided great and attentive service and the food, for an Applebee's, was better than average.

Thank c3corvetteguy
Woodstock, Georgia
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130 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We had a good dinner experience. The food and drink were characteristically good, not outstanding, and service was excellent. It was convenient to our hotel although we don't usually seek out Applebee restaurants. Just too ordinary.

1 Thank alhearn
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

After a long day of driving I wanted somewhere to set and eat so I stopped in at Applebee's because I got a discount thru the hotel I was at. I was seated very quickly at a high top bar table and was told the server would be right with me. I waited 15 min before anyone ever showed. She... More 

1 Thank Farmboy7800
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Staff were attentive, helpful and friendly. The restaurant was clean and well lit. I thought the food was just OK

Thank WanderingBella
Crawley, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We ate here when we stayed in a hotel near to the restaurant and again four days later on the way back, The restaurant was very crowded on our second visit with several Graduation patries being held. This put the staff under extreme presssure but they coped very well. Our waitress apologised for the delay, but we thought our food... More 

Thank JuneandJohnTite
Columbus, Ohio
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87 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I tried their new chicken, bacon and cheddar panida and was surprised on how big it was. I got their house chips as side and was definitely the right choice.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5050 Academy Ln, Bessemer, AL 35022
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Bessemer
  • Phone Number: 205-424-5255

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American


Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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